Chapter 125: Dignity and Arrogance (5)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The traffic was bad, so it took Ling Tianya almost an hour to drive to the Ling’s. When she got there, she was shocked to see the SUVs parked in front of the house and Du Gang and his men who were waiting diligently.
When he saw Ling Tianya’s car approaching, Du Gang rushed over to open the door for her.
“Miss Ling.” Du Gang greeted her extremely politely.
The men behind Ling Tao also followed suit and said in one uniformed voice, “Miss Ling!”
Ling Tianya felt like the boss’ woman in a Hong Kong gangster movie. Miss Zhang and the other servants of the Ling Family also took notice and were shocked by the scene. They figured out how much Ling Tianya meant to Ruan Zeyan by witnessing the respect his men showed her.
The Ling Family was about to have a big power change. From that day on, who would have the say in the family was yet to be seen.
Miss Zhang was hitting herself on the head inside and feeling panicked. Back in the day, she had her fair share of contribution to Ling Tianya’s status in the family. She helped Qu Wan and Ling Yuqing knock down Ling Tianya while talking ill about her in front of Madam Ling. A lot of the reasons why Madam Ling hated Ling Tianya so much were thanks to Miss Zhang. So, when she detected the potential power shift towards Ling Tianya, Miss Zhang was getting very nervous.
“Why are you here?” Ling Tianya asked Du Gang. She realized that seeing Du Gang meant that Ruan Zeyan was there too.
“The boss had something to discuss with Mr. Ling.” Du Gang replied respectfully and made a hand gesture, “The boss is still in there, so please come in, Miss Ling.”
Ling Tianya looked at Du Gang suspiciously. Ruan Zeyan had something to discuss with Ling Tao? He said he was going to use “his way” to convince her to marry him, could it be…
Inside, Ling Tao’s mind cleared up all of a sudden. When he thought about the possibility of becoming Ruan Zeyan’s father-in-law, he secretly started to feel excited, even a little proud.
Then Ling Tao remembered Ling Tianya and said worriedly, “Mr. Ruan, you are asking my permission, but Tianya and I…” He knew his relationship with Ling Tianya was tense, but he didn’t want to say that to Ruan Zeyan.
Ruan Zeyan smiled gently. “Uncle, I am here to ask your permission. Marriage is a big deal, so it’s best to have the blessings off the parents. To me, it’s not that important whether you agree to it. I just don’t want to put Tianya in a difficult position.”
Ling Tao finally realized that the reason Ruan Zeyan was there was to stand up for Ling Tianya. From the moment he stepped in the door, he had been implying that Ling Tianya was ill treated by the Lings. That was the whole point.
All the members of the Ling Family started to feel their hearts drop. Ruan Zeyan was not there to ask Ling Tao’s permission, he was there to intimidate them psychologically. Everybody was feeling the fear crawling up their spine as Ruan Zeyan was giving them a cold look. Hidden underneath his smile was the chilling horror.
Madam Ling’s head was in a scramble. Her chest tightened when she thought about how Ruan Zeyan was standing up for Ling Tianya. Then she thought about Guan Meiyi, which gave her another gut punch.
Qu Wan also looked like she just ate a bug. If Ling Tianya was to regain power in the family, what chance would she and Ling Yuqing have?
How did everything turn out like that?
As soon as Ling Tianya entered the living room, she saw the line of people with various perplexed facial expressions. Then, she saw the person who was sitting in the center and sipping tea, Ran Zeyan!